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Byron Bay

An Old Favourite

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Before heading to Byron Bay we called in to visit friends on the Gold Coast where we parked up the camper and spent the night with our hosts Christina and Tony catching up on each other’s lives. The following afternoon we drove down to Burleigh Heads for lunch with Callan’s mum Amelia before moving on to Tweed Heads for an overnight stay in a caravan park beside the river.

Byron Bay is a town we know well from previous visits, so we were looking forward to spending five days right on the beachfront at Clarkes Beach. Caravan Parks in Byron Bay are very expensive compared to elsewhere but we felt it was worthwhile for the great location which is walking distance to town and close to the Pass where we spent most days surfing, swimming and snorkelling. Byron has a magnificent protected beach which is great for an early morning or sunset walk and to spend time swimming, reading and watching the world go by.

One day we travelled inland through the beautiful hinterland to visit the Crystal Castle, a magnificent property up in the rain forest near Mullumbimby. The gardens are stunning with huge crystals, statues of deities, a rain forest walk, a world peace stupa, a crystal cave and beautiful views adding to the peace and serenity of the property. From here we drove further inland through the lush hills to Nimbin which is an interesting town to walk around. The hippy lifestyle of the 70’s lives on here with plenty of interesting characters wandering around.

Debbie’s brother Craig and wife Karen had flown up from Victoria and were spending the weekend with friends on the Gold Coast. They drove down to Byron Bay to visit their son Tamas who lives in Byron, so we all caught up at the Railway Hotel where Tamas works. On another night we had dinner and listened to some live music at the same venue.

The weather was great while we were here, good beach weather. The caravan park was full even though we stayed here during the week. Our five days flew by and we decided we would stay for a few more days, but unfortunately the park was booked out and we reluctantly had to move on.

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Posted by OzJourney 02:23 Archived in Australia

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